Hall of Fame
...an indicative that he lucked out when he won it.... If Thiem is not the favorite for USO this year can we conclude that?
Federer won many slams without beating one of the Big 3.We can already conclude that he was very lucky as he did not have to face any of the Big 3 to win a Slam. Usually you have to beat one or two of them in the last two rounds which is very hard to do. Plus, his NextGen opponent got service yips and choked like crazy in the end after playing well enough to beat him for most of the match.
That’s why most knowledgeable experts call him the third best player in tennis history Very lucky to be in the right era from 2003-2009, but very unlucky in the last decade going up against #1 and #2 who are both younger than him.Federer won many slams without beating one of the Big 3.
Too early to say. Every year way too much emphasis is put on the AO but it is at such a strange point in the calendar it is meaningless as a form guide for other 3 Majors....an indicative that he lucked out when he won it.... If Thiem is not the favorite for USO this year can we conclude that?